Although we try our best to eat a healthy and varied diet, along with the occasional indulgence, I worry that my kids aren't getting enough minerals and vitamins necessary to support their active and growing bodies. I am not a health care provider, nor am I a trained or educated health care professional. I'm a mom who is passionate about learning about Celiac Disease, the long-term health consequences of C.D. and sharing what I learn.
Vitamin D deficiencies are very common among Celiac's - even those strictly complying to a gluten-free diet. A variety of vitamin deficiencies can persist for years in people living with C.D. even after switching to a gluten-free diet.
So, I choose to play it safe and supplement my children's diets with L'il Critters vitamins. Due to poor absorption and the fact that my little guy doesn't like dairy(except for ice cream) and upon the recommendation from our pediatrician, we supplement with the L'il Critters Vitamin D and Complete daily. We also supplement daily with the Omega-3 due to the recommendation from our pediatric neurologist.
L'il Critters are available in many varieties such as Fiber, Immune C, Calcium and more. The L'il Critters website is fantastic - providing easy to find nutritional and allergy information specifically for each type of supplement they produce.
Some allergy information is as follows:
- Omega-3 are Gluten-Free, Peanut Free and Dairy Free.
- Complete and Immune C are Gluten-Free, Peanut Free, Dairy Free and Soy Free.
- Vitamin D, Fiber and Gummy Vites are Gluten-Free, Sugar Free, Dairy Free and Soy Free.
L'il Critters are available for purchase on-line and at stores such as Kmart, BJ's Wholesale Club, CVS etc. The website also provides information about where to find the L'il Critters brand, however, not all supplement varieties are available at each location.
And the best news is my kids love them and can't wait to have them after breakfast each morning.